Perhaps it’s a result of seeing all my friends’ pictures from the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in New York this weekend, but I’m feeling extra sporty today. And by “extra,” I mean sporty at all, because I am not what one would generally describe as “athletic.” Sweat and my hair just don’t get along. Maybe that means that yachting is the sport for me. And by “yachting,” I mean “sitting on the deck of the boat while someone else decides the direction in which it shall go.” Luckily, that’s exactly the kind of sporting activity for which the Louis Vuitton Cup Waterproof Keepall 55 Bandouliere was designed.

The Louis Vuitton Cup is a yachting competition series that selects the annual challenger for the America’s Cup, and in its honor, Vuitton comes out with a few Cup pieces every year. Since 2007, a waterproof version of the iconic Keepall is generally among the capsule collection’s offerings, and 2012’s edition is in smart, graphic black and blue, one of the most underrated color combinations in the world. The bag is made entirely of Vuitton’s signature coated canvas and dotted with tonal black hardware, which gives the bag a definitively masculine feel in addition to its ultra-functional waterproof construction.

Some people might scoff at such an expensive bag having such utilitarian attributes, but when summertime rolls around, even the wealthy tend to venture a bit off the beaten path in between their first class seats and tony resorts. If you need a bag that can go to the beach but also look incredibly stylish when used as a travel piece during the rest of the year, there’s hardly a better way to go than this one, no matter if you’re male or female. You’ll have to have a big budget, though; we don’t have an exact price for this piece, but it’s estimated to be around $3000. For more information, please contact your local Louis Vuitton boutique.

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